The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN). The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established with the following charitable objects: to promote and advance education, research and training within the nursing and other healthcare professions for the benefit of the public and to promote public awareness of nursing and health issues; provide for the relief of hardship and mental or physical ill-health among nurses and other health-care professionals, and their dependants; and promote and advance the provision of nursing and other health services for the benefit of the public.
This builds on the charity’s body image after breast cancer campaign, launched last autumn. ‘My body, myself’ is the culmination of research and workshops over the last two years examining body image after diagnosis.
'Barbara's Story', a training video project funded through Burdett's Delivering Dignity Empowerment Programme has been shortlisted for Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care.